The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) enables FAFSA applicants and parents to transfer their income information from the IRS to the FAFSA.
All FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) applicants and parents of dependent applicants who indicate they have filed or will file their most recent tax return will be directed to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to report and/or update their income information on the FAFSA. The DRT is expected to be available beginning February of each year.
The DRT is available for online FAFSA submission and is accessible through the FAFSA website.
Access DRT Now
Go to the FAFSA website and choose "Start Here".
Under the "Financial Information" section, you will be asked a series of questions to determine whether or not you (or your parents) are eligible to use the tool.
If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will be prompted to enter your FSA ID number and then "Link to IRS."
Once you are connected to the IRS.gov site, review your information for accuracy, select the appropriate box at the bottom, and select "Transfer Now."
You will then be returned to the FAFSA website to complete the remainder of your FAFSA. You successfully transferred your income information!